Monday 23 November, 2020

Student at Red Bay Primary tests positive for COVID-19

A student at Red Bay Primary School has tested positive COVID-19, is symptomatic, and has been hospitalized.

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The child and their family are in isolation and the Public Health Department has begun the process of contact tracing.

As part of this process the Public Health Department is attending Red Bay Primary School today to test the entire class, relevant staff and families. That process is expected to expand more widely, as full contact tracing continues.

Further results from Red Bay Primary are expected later today and will guide further decisions with respect to the school and the wider community.

Given that all travellers are required to quarantine without release after a negative COVID test, it is likely that this is a case of community transmission.

Public Health will directly contact those who have come in contact with persons who may be potentially exposed. Persons who are concerned for their health and that of their families are reminded that they can make their own appointments for testing via the Health Services Authority website, www.hsa.ky.           

 The Cayman Islands Government will continue to provide updates on this situation as it develops.

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